Usborne is an independent family business founded by Peter Usborne in 1973. It is the largest independent children's publisher in the UK.
When Peter got a call from his wife saying he was going to be a father, he immediately decided to move into children’s publishing so that he could create colourful, exciting, captivating books for a new generation of kids – including his own.
More than four decades later, Usborne books are known and loved by families all around the world.
Peter is now in his eighties but is still working – and loving it. The baby he received that phone call about – Nicola Usborne – is now our Deputy MD, working alongside her dad and a longstanding senior team.
Usborne has a great heritage but is also committed to moving forwards.